M. Serino (RIKEN), M. Morii(Tokyo Tech), S. Nakahira (JAXA),
N. Kawai, R. Usui, K. Ishikawa, T. Yoshii (Tokyo Tech),
S. Ueno, H. Tomida, M. Ishikawa (JAXA),
T. Mihara, M. Sugizaki, T. Yamamoto, J. Sugimoto, M. Matsuoka (RIKEN),
A. Yoshida (AGU),
H. Tsunemi, M. Kimura (Osaka U.),
H. Negoro, M. Nakajima, M. Asada, H. Sakakibara, N. Serita (Nihon U.),
Y. Ueda, K. Hiroi, M. Shidatsu, R. Sato (Kyoto U.),
Y. Tsuboi, M. Higa (Chuo U.)
M. Yamauchi, Y. Nishimura, T. Hanayama, K. Yoshidome (Miyazaki U.),
K. Yamaoka (Waseda U.)
report on behalf of the MAXI team:
MAXI/GSC triggered at 2012-07-11T02:45:12 UT on a bright uncatalogued X-ray transient source.
The transient emission lasted at least 50 seconds
within the 67 second long triangular transit response of
Assuming that the source flux was constant over the transit,
we obtain the source position at
(R.A., Dec) = (94.04 deg, -71.09 deg) = (06 16 10,$B!!(B-71 05 37)(J2000)
with a 90% C.L. statistical error of 12 arcmin and an additional systematic uncertainty of 0.1 deg (90% containment radius).
Without assuming the source constancy, we obtain a rectangular
error box (90%C.L.) with the following corners:
(R.A., Dec) = (+94.86 deg, -70.99 deg) = (06 19 29, -70 59 26)(J2000)
(R.A., Dec) = (+94.93 deg, -71.21 deg) = (06 19 44, -71 12 23)(J2000)
(R.A., Dec) = (+91.53 deg, -71.22 deg) = (06 06 06, -71 13 27)(J2000)
(R.A., Dec) = (+91.52 deg, -71.01 deg) = (06 06 05, -71 00 26)(J2000)
This error region includes the position of GRB 120711A
reported by Lacluyze et al. (GCN #13430) and Gotz et al. (GCN #13434).
Fixing the source position to that of GRB 120711A,
we obtained the light curve corrected with the transit response
within the GSC scan.
It was variable within the scan, and
the peak flux was 610 +- 130 (mCrab, 2-20 keV) on 2012-07-11 02:44:54 UT.